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Deadstock, Remnant and Recycled Fabric: the benfits and drawbacks of wearing textile waste

Utilising textile waste is a popular choice for eco-conscious designers. These days it is easy to for designers to get their hands on a myriad of textiles that would otherwise go to landfill. Looking for labels that make use of fabric waste is an easy way to give your wardrobe some sustainability cred. But choosing this option is far from perfect. A topic I will delve into here. The reason

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The Environmental Impacts of Polyester

Polyester is cheap and versatile and for that reason it has become ubiquitous in fashion, but the environmental impacts of polyester are also significant. Before we delve into the environmental impacts of this textile, it is worth discussing it’s characteristics to understand why it is such a popular choice in fashion. Polyester is frequently used for its wrinkle-free properties. Clothing made from this textile tend not to need to be

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The Guide to Sustainable Textiles is here

Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their clothing. Films and campaigns such as The True Cost movie and Detox Fashion are bringing the environmental impacts of the fashion industry to the fore. It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that the textile industry is the world’s second most polluting industry, second only to the oil industry. This increased awareness has lead to an increase in

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Ten Australian Sustainable Fashion Brands to Look Out For

What do you find most difficult about shopping for sustainable fashion? One of my readers told me that the most difficult thing for her was to find local sustainable fashion brands from her home country. If you also find this difficult, you will enjoy my new post series inspired by this difficulty. To kick off the series, I thought I should start with my home country, Australia. Down the track

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Effortless sustainable style by Linden

[pinterest] Sometimes you come across a sustainable fashion label that makes style absolutely effortless. Ethically made in LA, using eco-conscious textiles, Linden is one such label. Committing to ethical and sustainable fashion need not require you to sacrifice your sense of style, and Linden proves this. I was gifted this stunning monochrome skirt to style for this post, worn here with my own hand-knitted recycled cotton cardigan and organic cotton nursing tee. Described as the “hottest

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Sustainable Swimwear by Shapes in the Sand

[pinterest] For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere the first early days of spring are upon us, and the weather is slowly warming. It might seem a little early to be thinking of summer swimwear, but thinking ahead is an important practice for ensuring a sustainable wardrobe. The more we plan, the less likely we are to be needing last minute or impulse purchases to meet our wardrobe needs.

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